Lewis Hamilton had a lot to celebrate in 2018. The Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport star surged to the Drivers’ Championship, claiming the title in Mexico for his fifth career crown. One race later, Hamilton took home the victory in the Brazilian Grand Prix to lift Mercedes to its fifth consecutive Constructors’ Championship. Hamilton finished the year with 11 wins, a record-matching 17 podium finishes and a record 408 points.
And now the reigning champ has something else to celebrate to kick off the new year: his 34th birthday.